Q & A
The Second Biennial Pan Asian Conference is one of the the largest gatherings of English Teaching professionals in world. PAC2 is the result of a joint partnership among JALT, KOTESOL, and ThaiTESOL in cooperation with IATEFL, TESOL Inc., ETA-ROC, and TESL Canada. It is estimated that more than one thousand people will attend this year's conference, which is being held at the beautifully spacious Olympic Park in Seoul Korea from October 1-3. The majority of presentations will be held at the Olympic ParkTel, which offers modern conference facilities and reasonable accommodations for visiting participants.
For a complete schedule of
PAC2, click here. Throughout the conference,
Asianbridges will be working with the conference organizers to webcast
the sights and sounds of this unique event. Our coverage will begin
Thursday afternoon with interviews filmed on behalf of BBC and the
arrival of students participating in the Asian Youth Forum (AYF), and international
gathering of university aged students being held in conjunction with PAC2.
The Official AYF Site has more
information about how to participate in the inaugural AYF event.
Friday afternoon, the first of almost 200 presentations will be made, followed
by the opening plenary speech by Suntana Sutadarat , then an opening reception
on the waterfront patio of Olympic Park. For more information about presentations
and plenary speakers, visit the corresponding
sections of this site. Throughout the conference, we will be recording
and uploading photos and audio summaries from presentations, video interviews
from assorted participants, audio from our 'Open Mic', and video
reports from our team of webcasting journalists.
Hotel lobby bell desk
The business center has three computers with internet access available for a fee.
There are two venues for the conference: TTI and the Olympic ParkTel. There will be shuttle bus service between the two sites. A
walking route can be found on the area map included in this handbook on page 6.
PAC Journal meeting: Friday, 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Azalea
PAC Council meeting: Saturday, 8:30 - 10:20 AM, Lily
KOTESOL annual business meeting: Sunday, 8:50- 9:40 AM, Mugung Hwa
PAC3 Meeting: Sunday, 8:50- 9:40 AM, Orchid
The employment center is located on the third floor. Hours are: Friday, 1 - 5 PM; Saturday, 9 - 6 PM; Sunday, 9 - 3 AM.
Ballot box inthe registration area is open Sat 9:00 - 5:00 PM; Sun 9:00 - 3:30 PM. KOTESOL members in good standing may vote
for officers during these times.
Food and Beverage Service
There are a number of options for food and beverage. Near TTI, there is a Pizza Hut and a McDonalds. In the Olympic ParkTel, we
have the Rendevous Coffee shop on the first floor, a Korean restaurant in the basement, and a buffet restaurant with a fabulous view on the top floor. There are also a number of fast food type restaurants and convenience stores in the Peace Plaza next to the plenary hall and Peace Gate. Box lunches and coffee will be on sale in the lobby on Saturday and Sunday from about 12noon - 1:30 PM.
The Olympic ParkTel business center has limited photocopying service for 200 won per page.
All presenters are requested to check-in at the presenter check-in desk in the registration area to pick up their presenters’ packet.
Hours are: Friday, 12 noon - 4 PM; Saturday, 8:15 AM - 1:15 PM; Sunday, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM.
Q & A
Pan-Asian Conference series. The PAC Planning Committee is scheduled to discuss and ratify the final version of the document at the Second Pan-Asia Conference Draft PAC Mission Statement
Preamble: Recognizing the evolving role of English as an international language in Asia, PAC (the Pan-Asia series of conferences): An international forum for English Language Teaching (ELT) professionals in Asia, is committed to forging an identity which encompasses the commonalities and diversity inherent in the teaching and learning of English in the Asian context. With a will to realize this responsibility, PAC is committed to the following objectives:
Pan Asia Consortium Committee: